Coast to Coast Fever

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Coast to Coast Fever
Studio album by David Wiffen
Released March,1973
Recorded 1973
Genre Country rock/Folk rock
Length 39:15
Label United Artists
Producer Bruce Cockburn/Brian Ahern
David Wiffen chronology
David Wiffen
Coast to Coast Fever
South of Somewhere

Coast to Coast Fever is the third solo album by Canadian singer-songwriter David Wiffen. He is assisted on the album by fellow Canadian folkie Bruce Cockburn, who plays guitar, bass and celeste, and also produced the album.[1][2] The best-known tracks are "Skybound Station", "Coast to Coast Fever", "Smoke Rings", "We Have Had Some Good Times" and "Lucifer's Blues". Seven of the ten songs were written by Wiffen.[3]


The album was released in 1973,[4] and was heavily promoted by United Artists,[3] and received positive reviews and substantial radio play.[5] It was nominated for a 1974 Juno Award in the "Best Folk Album" category, but lost to Gordon Lightfoot's Old Dan's Records.[6]



  • Producer: Bruce Cockburn/Brian Ahern
  • Recording Engineer: Bill Seddon/Bruce Cockburn/Chris Skene
  • Album Design: Lloyd Ziff
  • Art Direction: Mike Salisbury
  • Photography: Mike Salisbury
  • Liner Notes: Richard Flohill

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Skybound Station" (David Wiffen) - 3:50
  2. "Coast to Coast Fever" (David Wiffen) - 4:01
  3. "White Lines" (Willie P. Bennett) - 4:00
  4. "Smoke Rings" (David Wiffen) - 3:57
  5. "Climb the Stairs" (David Wiffen) - 4:07
  6. "You Need a New Lover Now" (Murray McLauchlan) - 4:06
  7. "We Have Had Some Good Times" (David Wiffen) - 3:20
  8. "Lucifer's Blues" (David Wiffen) - 5:45
  9. "Up on the Hillside" (Bruce Cockburn) - 2:51
  10. "Full Circle" (David Wiffen) - 3:18


  1. ^ "David Wiffen – Coast to Coast Fever (1973): Forgotten Series". Something Else Reviews, January 13, 2016 by Kasper Nijsen
  2. ^ "Top 10 Great Obscure Albums You Need To Hear". VivaScene, Brian Miller, November 7, 2016
  3. ^ a b "UA Promo on Wiffen". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 27 October 1973. p. 59. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ " David Wiffen – Songs From The Lost And Found". Strange Brew. 30 January 2015. Review by Jason Barnard.
  5. ^ "From the Music Capitals of the World". Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (17 November 1973). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 51. ISSN 0006-2510.
  6. ^ Jason Schneider (15 December 2010). Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music... from Hank Snow to the Band. ECW Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-1-55490-552-2.